West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Outreach: We Want You To Come to West Valley

Outreach

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The good news is that perhaps for the first time in your life, you'll be responsible for scheduling your time, selecting your teachers and getting from one place to another without anyone looking over your shoulder. Sounds exciting, right? Well, it can also be a little daunting. Have no fear, our Outreach team is here to help.

We will introduce you to our campus and to people who can help you plan for college, tell you about admission requirements, degree and certificate programs, guaranteed transfer programs, financial aid, campus life, student services - everything you need to feel comfortable at West Valley.

High School Outreach

Because we work so closely with high school counselors, we visit high schools frequently, giving workshop presentations to students like you:

  • What to expect from college
  • How to plan an academic schedule
  • How to enroll in college classes while still in high school
  • Assessment testing and Orientation - To Schedule an Early Admissions (EA) Orientation, click on the Graduating High School tab above. 
  • Schedule time for you and your family to tour our beautiful grounds, have a cup of coffee and hang out for a while.

Outreach Office
A & R Building


Special Notice:
       Closed - Wed. 7/29

 Summer Hours:   6/1 - 8/14         

 Monday  8:30 am - 5:00 pm
 Tuesday  8:30 am - 5:00 pm
 Wednesday  8:30 am - 5:00 pm
 Thursday  8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  Friday -     CLOSED

Call for information or a campus tour!

(408) 741-2672 (Se habla español)
wvc.outreach@westvalley.edu

Campus Tour

We're proud of our campus and we can't wait to show it to you. We take groups of high school students on tours and address their individual interests and concerns. Contact your high school career counselor for information on upcoming scheduled events.

Group Tours - Please check back for future dates. 

  • Meet at the flagpole which is located in front of the Admissions building.
  • The tours usually last 45 minutes to an hour.
  • NO RSVP required.

Individual Tours - To arrange an individual tour please call 408 741-2672 or email us at wvc.outreach@westvalley.edu

Community Outreach

You may notice our presence at community events. That's because we work with local organizations to offer college planning and financial aid workshops and tours for organization members whose circumstances have prevented them from pursuing their educational goals. Organizations interested in our services should email or phone 408 741-2672

Student In-Reach

We don't just help incoming students, we help existing students, too, by giving classroom presentations and sharing information at on-campus events throughout the year. You're always welcome to stop by our office with questions or needs.

Concurrent Enrollment (CE) Program

High school students who have completed the 10th grade are eligible to apply for admission.

Did you know you could earn college credit for courses taken at the college (up to 8 units per semester) while you're still in high school and Concurrent high school students who are California residents, do not pay tuition for their college courses.

Students in class

Summer Session Begins:
     Session 1 - Monday, June 1 - July 10 (6 weeks)
     Session 2 - Monday, June 15 - July 24 (6 weeks)
     Session 3 - Monday, June 15 - July 10 (4 weeks)

Fall Semester Begins: 
     Monday, Aug 31, 2015

Please Review the Admissions Timeline

Steps to Enroll:

  • Complete an online application at westvalley.edu/apply.
    Your student ID# will be sent to your email within 2 business hours after submitting your application. Add your student ID# to the forms below.
    Note: Concurrent Enrollment students must re-apply for admission each semester (summer/fall and winter/spring).
  • Review class offerings and check to see if your class has space available:
    Online Searchable Class Schedule. Enter the TERM, LOCATION and SUBJECT. This will bring up all classes and availability in that subject. Be sure that you are checking for the correct term - fall, spring, or summer.
    (PE and Remedial classes are not allowed.)
  • Check the schedule of classes for prerequisite requirements.

     Prerequisites:

      - Check the Schedule of Classes under the class description for prerequisite requirements.
      - Assessment tests are required for all math and English prerequisites.
      - For other prerequisites met at your high school, submit a copy of your high school transcript
        to the Assessment Office one week prior to your registration date
        Include your WVC student ID number and the course you want to take

     Assessment Tests:

      - Check the Assessment Schedule for testing dates and times.
      - Arrive 15 minutes early.
      - Bring...
                $3.00 (cash) for parking.
                your photo ID.
                WVC Student ID#.
                two #2 pencils.

      Note: No late admittance after the testing session begins

  • Print the Concurrent Enrollment Form and Health Form.
  • Complete the forms and obtain approvals.
  • Submit the CE forms and your high school transcript to the Admissions Office at the time of registration.
    Note: Except for the admissions application, all Concurrent Enrollment transactions must be done in person.

    Registration Begins:
       Summer Session        Seniors      Mon. 5/18      3pm - 5pm  
       Juniors   Tues. 5/19    3pm - 5pm
          Fall Semester    Seniors   Mon. 8/10   3pm - 5pm
       Juniors   Tues. 8/11   3pm - 5pm



For Questions Email: wvc.outreach@wesvalley.edu

Middle College

The Middle College Program at West Valley College offers a special opportunity to students from Campbell Union High School District and Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District who are seeking a more challenging academic program and who have the social and academic skills to successfully function in college level classes. Students also need to be motivated to do independent research and to report their findings in both oral and written form. Students selecting and qualifying for the program are usually seeking a wider choice of electives and are usually anxious to get an early start on college credits. The program is housed entirely on the West Valley College campus, so students are no longer actively involved on their campuses of origin. They do, however, receive a diploma from their “home” high school, and they are allowed to participate in that school’s graduation ceremonies.

Students are enrolled in high school classes as well as college classes. Students enroll between 6 college units and no more than 11 college units per semester. 

Students in the Campus Center

The program for juniors includes:

  • U.S. History (3 hr.)
  • English 11 (3 hr.)

The senior program includes:

  • English 12 (3 hr.)
  • Govt./Econ. (3 hr.)

To qualify for the WV Middle College program:

    • Students must attend a mandatory information night.
            Mandatory Information Night - Date: March 3, 2016
                                                                Time: 6:00pm
                                                                 Location: WVC Theater

    • Students must complete a Middle College application.
    • Students must complete a Middle College Application Essay
            Middle College Application Essay - Required
                  Note: Visually impaired - please email joe.mcdevitt@westvalley.edu.

    • Students must have completed 110 academic units with recommended minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Students must enroll in and PASS a minimum of 2 West Valley courses per semester (minimum of 6.0 units).

The Outreach Office coordinates information sessions with instructions and application packets for parents/students each semester.

More information can be obtained through the high school instructors assigned to this program:
Josh Hancock and Annie Blank, located in the Counseling Building, Rm 7.
Phone: 408 741-2529
Email: JHancock@cuhsd.org
ABlank@lgsuhsd.org

College Advantage

The College Advantage Program is open only to Campbell Union High School and Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District Seniors. It is designed for high achieving seniors, with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, to complete their senior year at West Valley College while taking college level courses not offered by their respective high school.

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  • Students are to be on-track to graduate and possess the ability to deal with the independence of a college campus, including a strong work ethic, good study skills, and motivation.
  • The program will place these students on the West Valley College campus for all of their classes for their senior year, obtaining an early start on transferable college credits.
  • The students are concurrently enrolled at the home high school as well as at West Valley College and can take at least six (6) college units each semester and no more than eleven (11) college units each semester.

Concurrent high school students who are California residents, do not pay tuition for their college courses. This necessitates certain registration requirements that have been included as part of the application process for the program, which involves forms, essays, letters of recommendation and interviews.

To assist the students through this process, the application packet outlines the necessary steps and information for those interested in the program.

For more information, contact:
Joe McDevitt,
College Advantage Supervisor in the Admissions and Records building
Phone: (408) 741-2672
Email: Joe.McDevitt@westvalley.edu

Graduating HS Students

Please review the Admissions Timeline

Early Admissions (EA) Program


The Early Admission (EA) program provides:

  • Participation to students from any high school
  • Assistance with the WVC Admissions Application
  • Assessment tests given at area high schools -
    Check with your high school counselors for information about testing dates.
    Note: Students who miss the assessment tests given at their high school, should make an appointment for an assessment test at West Valley College prior to their orientation.
  • EA Orientation Workshops - (no fees for workshops)
    Students will tour the college, learn about our programs and services, begin their educational planning and register for classes in the spring of their senior year.
    Note: Students who do not attend an EA orientation workshop should register for a Couns. 000A - College Orientation.
  • High school parent orientation "Boot Camp"

On-To-College Events:

  • West Valley College Open House - offered again in spring 2016.
    For seniors and parents

  • Early Admissions Orientation Workshops - offered again in spring 2016.
    Seniors orientation workshops offered in April and May.
    High school parent orientation "Boot Camp" offered in May.
  • Convocation
    A one day information session for all incoming freshmen to meet one another, faculty, staff and become familiar with campus services, resources, policy and operations. All students that attend are more prepared for the first day of the semester.

PARENTS: You must have a note from your student allowing you to conduct business for him/her.


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